Hugo

hugo-poster_12_laurelsTransforming what appears as a flaw into a gift is the theme of this film. An enchanting tale about a lonely young man named Hugo born with uniquely long fingers. Fearing the mockery of others and hidden from the world in a disused theatre, he practises hand shadow puppetry and hopes one day to share with others his magical tales.

Theo Pavlou 
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER
Thinking from an early age in images rather than words is what drew Theo towards filmmaking, as it is how stories can also be told. On completing secondary school where his favourite subjects were Art and Media, Theo worked for a year as a Runner for a number of film companies before enrolling for an intensive short course at the Ealing Film School. Through a number of practical workshops and exercises, the school gave Theo the foundation to better understand the key elements of filmmaking that culminated in his first short film, “Hugo”. The central theme of this ten minute film narrates how the main character transforms what appears as a flaw into something positive. A story that Theo developed based on his own personal experiences. Having completed the film recently, Theo is now combining assisting on film sets and developing a stop frame animation idea for his second short film.

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